St Louis 37th Edition OrnamentsPlease help St. Louis earn the $25,000 matching challenge grant that is again being offered to help Haiti. Shop for GIFTS OF LOVE ornaments at the merchants (listed below) and while you are there -- thank them for us.
We are supporting the effective efforts of St. Louis parish friend Fr. Rick Frechette, Passionist Priest and physician at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Haiti's only children's hospital with its multifaceted outreaches free to the indigent.
For CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, these are thoughtful and meaningful gifts that not only help Haiti but also Rochester's young people who hand-make them. We are offering the following
Ceramic Angels (imprinted with the Manger Scene) are made by Holy Childhood where developmentally challenged Rochesterians learn to become contributing members of society.
Wood Trees are handmade at St. Michael's Woodshop, a 50-year-old effort to help Rochester inner-city teens learn the marketable skill of woodworking while being mentored in life skills.
Both include gift cards saying you have given a donation in the receiver's name to “help children in Rochester and in Haiti”
Pictures of these items are found on this page below and samples are on display in St. Louis' Narthex under the mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There you can also find envelopes to mail donations directly to the Hospital's Fund. May God Bless you!Merchants now selling GIFTS OF LOVE pro-bono until New Year's are listed below
Donation price: $8 each (no tax). Cash or checks payable to "St. Louis Hunger". For large orders or information on becoming a participating merchant, call Marcia Mendola 381-6872
|N. Main St. Pittsford||Pittsford Tailors and Dry Cleaners, Pittsford Dairy|
|South Main in Pittsford||St. Louis Ministry Center (the only place where Save Around Coupon Books are also offered - $25 each), Chandeliers Boutique, Pittsford Florist, Salon Industry, Sea Her Shine|
|Monroe Ave||Pendleton, One World Goods|
|Canandaigua National Bank branches||Pittsford on State St., Henrietta at Commons Way, Brighton on Monroe, and Perinton on Pittsford-Palmyra Rd.|
|Fairport||Lu's Back Door, Lombardi Gourmet Imports|
|Rochester||Sayari Creations on Gibbs St., Wisteria on Culver, Parkleigh on Park Ave., and Sacred Heart Cathedral|
|College Towne||The Creators' Hands|
|Canandaigua||Edelweiss Properties, Realtors|
|Webster||Hegedorn Market, Warren Decorating Center, Goodie Shoppe, Danwin Pharmacy, Barry's Old Irish Pub, church offices at Holy Trinity and Holy Spirit. These Webster churches will also offer the SAVE AROUND COUPON BOOKS.|
Please help us Help Haiti
Parish contact: Marcia Mendola 381-6872